Since I have been on the topic lately about tweens and teens I thought I would share one of the simple ways that we try to keep our kids minds filled with:
“whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”
It’s hard these days to have very much extended time with our kids ALL together. Gathering them up and doing a little Bible Study with them when they were younger was much easier.
So..this is what we do now.. Chalk Talk…
We have a HUGE chalk board between our kitchen and dining room (so you can’t miss it) Once a week my husband or I write a scripture or famous quote, anything we want to have stick in our kids’ minds and heart…Hmmm wonder if I should write “clean your rooms” LOL
Anyway..here is this weeks quote:
Do you wonder how I know that my kids are really reading it and if it is really sinking in? First I know because by end of the week there will be doodles ALL over this board. Around all the words and edges! LOL I think it is there way of saying got it Mom and Dad..you know a secret signature. Also, comments will slip out of there mouths like…”Wow your light isn’t shining bright!” or something like that.
A couple of weeks ago my husband put up a scripture from Proverbs about wreakless words! The very same day we put it up we heard one of them say “Hey those are wreakless words!” Unfortunately we heard that many times that week..I guess that’s a good thing..being aware of our words..right?!
Some of the other ways that we use our chalk board for fun and character training are:
- riddles..they can be biblical or just funny..see how long it takes someone to figure it out
- love notes..of course!
- plain old jokes
- have each family member draw a pic. of themselves..interesting to see how kids see themselves in the family
- fill in the blank
- write a verse and have them find it in the Concordance..obviously for older kids
- Memorize Scripture and offer a prize
Well there are a million ways to use a chalkboard to communicate to your kids. But what I think is most important is that you keep it light hearted and a FUN thing to do!
Do you do chalk talk at your house? What kinds of things would/do you put on your chalk board?